“To be an anarchist in Salt Lake City was certainly no easy task.”

-Stevo, SLC Punk [1998]

We think the best way to support local is to eat local. When our friends ask, “Where is the best place to eat in Salt Lake City?” it’s nearly impossible to answer on the spot. We need details! Are you just curious to see what we consider the best restaurants in Salt Lake City? Are you looking for a restaurant that’s great for a first date? Or maybe an anniversary? Or maybe even hoping to find some unique restaurants and hidden gems throughout SLC. There are so many options!

Well, for our Best Restaurants in Salt Lake City list, we decided to give you our ultimate introductory guide to dining in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. Find the best SLC Restaurants by neighborhood, cuisine, and dish if you are craving something specific. Be sure to click through to our full articles for photos, websites, menus, addresses, and even more of the best restaurants in SLC.

Salt Lake City Restaurants by Neighborhood

Downtown Salt Lake City Skyline

Find your next favorite SLC restaurant by exploring the food options in a neighborhood near you. Follow the link to find even more of the best SLC restaurants.

Downtown SLC Restaurants

It’s all downtown! Our favorite restaurants in downtown Salt Lake City include:

  • White Horse Spirits & Kitchen
  • Takashi
  • Chile-Tepin

Full List: Best Restaurants in Downtown Salt Lake City

Sugar House Restaurants

Walkable and unique. See what makes these Sugar House restaurants so sweet:

  • SOMI Vietnamese Bistro
  • Yellowfinn Sushi
  • Saffron Valley

Full List: Best Restaurants in Sugar House

9th & 9th Restaurants

We give these 9th & 9th restaurants a solid 9/9:

  • Pago
  • Pizza Nono
  • Tradition

Full List: Best 9th & 9th Restaurants

Avenues Restaurants

Hop up to The Avenues, SLC’s oldest neighborhood, and check out these restaurants:

  • Avenues Proper
  • Foodie and Sweetie D Market
  • Cucina

Full List: Best Avenues Restaurants 

South Salt Lake Restaurants

Never eat the same cuisine twice with the best restaurants in South Salt Lake:

  • Baek Ri Hyang
  • Afghan Kitchen
  • Taqueria Los Lee

Full List: Best South Salt Lake Restaurants

Ballpark Restaurants

These restaurants in the Ballpark neighborhood of SLC are some of our best hidden gems:

  • SLC Eatery
  • Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade
  • Rusted Sun Pizzeria

Full List: Best Ballpark Restaurants

University of Utah Restaurants

These restaurants near the University of Utah received a passing grade from us:

  • The Pie Pizzeria
  • Osteria Amore
  • Publik Ed’s

Full List: Best Restaurants Near the University of Utah

15th & 15th Restaurants

Check out this tight-knit SLC neighborhood for walkable eats, treats, and galleries:

  • Trestle Tavern
  • Tulie Bakery
  • Mazza

Full List: Best 15th & 15th Restaurants

Salt Lake City Restaurants by Cuisine

Tandoori Chicken from Gurkhas in Millcreek, UT

Are you craving a specific cuisine? Or wanting to try something new from a different part of the world? Search our overview of the best Salt Lake City restaurants by cuisine below. Follow the link for even more SLC restaurant options.

Sushi/Japanese Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Yeah baby we like it raaaawwww. These are our favorite SLC sushi/Japanese restaurants:

  • Sapa Sushi Bar & Asian Grill
  • Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
  • Sushi Groove

Full List: Best Sushi in Salt Lake City

New American Restaurants in Salt Lake City

If you crave unique dishes by the best chefs in the city, check out these New American restaurants in SLC:

  • HSL
  • Table X
  • Oquirrh

Full List: Best New American Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Italian Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Buongiorno! From fine dining to family style, we’ve got the SLC Italian restaurant for you:

  • Sicilia Mia
  • Stanza
  • Caffé Molise

Full List: Best Italian Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Mexican Restaurants in Salt Lake City

What cuisine does SLC do REALLY well? Check out these Mexican restaurants to find out:

  • Rico Cocina Y Tequila Bar
  • Maria’s Mexican Grill
  • Red Iguana

Full List: Best Mexican Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Indian Restaurants in Salt Lake City

If you need some spice in your life, get it at one of SLC’s best Indian restaurants:

  • Bombay House
  • India House
  • Gurkhas Indian & Nepali Cuisine

Full List: Best Indian Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Vietnamese Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Find your pho, banh mi, and vermicelli at these Vietnamese restaurants:

  • SOMI Vietnamese Bistro
  • Phở Tô
  • Pho Tay Ho

Full List: Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Tibetan Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Get more more of your favorite momos at these SLC Tibetan restaurants:

  • House of Tibet
  • Everest Curry Kitchen
  • Gurkhas Indian & Nepali Cuisine

Full List: Best Tibetan Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Korean Restaurants in Salt Lake City

There are so many new Korean spots around town. Here’s a delicious place to start:

  • Myung Ga
  • Kou – Korean BBQ of Utah
  • Chickqueen

Full List: Best Korean Restaurants in Salt Lake City

Thai Restaurants in Salt Lake City

When we need the heat, we head to these incredible Thai spots:

  • Chanon Thai Cafe
  • Sawadee Thai Restaurant
  • Tuk Tuk’s

Full List: Best Thai Restaurants